fridge freezing up at back

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by neil leslie, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. neil leslie

    neil leslie Guest

    Our fridge is freezing food placed at the back and ice is forming on the
    back wall of the inside of the fridge. This is happening regardless of
    thermostat setting. Anyone know why this is happening and, better still,
    how to fix it?

    Thanks
     
    neil leslie, Aug 23, 2007
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  2. In article <fajclf$jm8$1$>,
    neil leslie <> writes:
    > Our fridge is freezing food placed at the back and ice is forming on the
    > back wall of the inside of the fridge. This is happening regardless of
    > thermostat setting. Anyone know why this is happening and, better still,
    > how to fix it?


    Couple of possibilities...

    Too much in it and/or loose wrappings in use. Air must be able
    to flow freely around inside a fridge in order to keep it all
    at the right temperature. If it can't, parts get too cold, and
    less obviously other parts don't get cold enough.

    Door not closing or door seal defective, so that there's a
    continuous exchange of air from the room through the fridge.
    Check that door seal will grip a till receipt all the way around.

    --
    Andrew Gabriel
    [email address is not usable -- followup in the newsgroup]
     
    Andrew Gabriel, Aug 23, 2007
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  3. neil leslie

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    On 23 Aug, 09:23, neil leslie <> wrote:
    > Our fridge is freezing food placed at the back and ice is forming on the
    > back wall of the inside of the fridge. This is happening regardless of
    > thermostat setting. Anyone know why this is happening and, better still,
    > how to fix it?
    >
    > Thanks


    Thermostat failed/stuck full on? Unusual, as they tend to fail off. Do
    you ever hear the compressor going on and off? Good news is that
    replacements are cheap (see eBay) and can be DIYed, but you'll want to
    make sure that's really the problem.

    Chris
     
    , Aug 23, 2007
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  4. On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 08:23:49 +0100, neil leslie wrote:

    > This is happening regardless of thermostat setting. Anyone know why this
    > is happening


    I addition to Mr Gabriel's comments, thermostat stuck on? These days the
    thermostat may not be an electromechanical device. Ours has a thermistor
    and control board. The fridge occasionally goes into freezer mode, with
    ice build up on the back wall and freezing stuff in the salad crisper.
    Waggling the temperature adjustment control pot will clear it for a while
    but it's still not 100% at keeping the temp steady.

    --
    Cheers
    Dave. pam is missing e-mail
     
    Dave Liquorice, Aug 23, 2007
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  5. neil leslie

    Stuart B Guest

    On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 10:12:42 +0100 (BST), "Dave Liquorice"
    <> wrote:

    >On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 08:23:49 +0100, neil leslie wrote:
    >
    >> This is happening regardless of thermostat setting. Anyone know why this
    >> is happening

    >
    >I addition to Mr Gabriel's comments, thermostat stuck on? These days the
    >thermostat may not be an electromechanical device. Ours has a thermistor
    >and control board. The fridge occasionally goes into freezer mode, with
    >ice build up on the back wall and freezing stuff in the salad crisper.
    >Waggling the temperature adjustment control pot will clear it for a while
    >but it's still not 100% at keeping the temp steady.


    Also worth checking that the pipe at the back that the defrost water
    goes out of isn't blocked as that happens easily with gunge falling
    down inside the fridge .
    It's usually fed from a v shaped plastic channel on the inside back
    wall of the fridge and goes through the back wall of the fridge to be
    deposited on top of the compressor tank thingy to evaporate .Poke a
    wire through it from inside the fridge and then flush with boiling
    water to clear it out
     
    Stuart B, Aug 23, 2007
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  6. neil leslie expressed precisely :
    > Our fridge is freezing food placed at the back and ice is forming on the back
    > wall of the inside of the fridge. This is happening regardless of thermostat
    > setting. Anyone know why this is happening and, better still, how to fix it?


    > Thanks


    In addition to the other comments...

    It might just be an insulation failure. Sometimes the insulation can
    fail. The symptom will be lots of water pouring from the insulation if
    it is given enough time to defrost.

    --

    Regards,
    Harry (M1BYT) (L)
    http://www.ukradioamateur.co.uk
     
    Harry Bloomfield, Aug 23, 2007
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